Friday, February 12, 2010

Renewed


Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -His good, pleasing and perfect will.

The Greek word for transform here is metamorpho┼Ź, from which we get our word metamorphosis. Of course, we all know the most commonly used example of metamorphosis: the caterpillar. The caterpillar grows and eats, eats and grows, until it eventually forms a chrysalis around itself. Awhile later, POOF! it's a butterfly. Completely unrecognizable. No one could look at the butterfly and say, "Oh! You were that one caterpillar." No, because he went through a transformation, a metamorphosis, a complete change.
Are you able to test and approve what God's good, pleasing and perfect will is? If not, maybe you haven't been transformed. How? By the renewing of your mind. Dictionary.com says that renew means to (1) begin or take up again (2) to make effective for an additional period (3) to restore or replenish (4) to make, say, or do again (5)to revive or reestablish (6) to recover. So what needs to happen in order to renew our minds?

♥Transform them repeatedly
♥Make them useful to God for an additional period
♥Replenish them with scripture
♥Reestablish our hope and faith
♥Recover them and repeat the process if we fall away

Renewing your mind isn't an easy task. You have to do it every day, totally and completely. But isn't it worth the reward? You will be able to test and approve God's will. The main thing is that we can't do it on our own. Will you allow the Lord to transform you today? And commit to transformation for your life?

Your sister in Christ,
Becky

2 comments:

Madison said...

This is CRAZY Becky! I WAS GOING TO POST THIS TOMORROW! This is what I've been studying! How did you know? haha

Chlo├ź said...

Great post Becky!!!
Hey, I was going to tell you all that I like the pictures you're making to go along with the posts! It adds so much to them! Thanks for the encouragement!

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